Remember when I used to make quilts and stuff? It seems like these days I make more things for DT than for anyone else. Exhibit A: this lovely doll bed.
Made Everyday website/blog checking out the loveliness. The baby doll basket pattern is well written and easy to follow. It also comes in three sizes and includes directions for basket, pillow, mattress, and blanket. The author gives you lots of options for laying out your pattern pieces. Which I typically ignore in favour of any ole layout that will save me fabric!
In case you're wondering, moments like the construction of this doll bed are the reason one should save the annoying tissue paper than comes with fusible interfacing. Other wise I would never have known that the very type of Pellon I needed was already in my stash!
Once all the pieces were cut out and fused to the fusible interfacing, the basket came together very quickly. There are so many times that my trusty Wonderclips come in handy!
For the mattress, I deviated from the pattern and made an overstuffed version, complete with my own version of tufting. Not too shabby!
And of course, a little pillow was needed. I'm sad to say that this was the first cut into my precious stash of Kona Highlight!
It met with DT's Seal of Approval. The moment they woke up from nap, they went right for it!
Because I though I could improve upon the pattern (why am I so foolish?), the upper portion of the basked is a little schlumpy. I should have used the lightweight polyester batting she called for... alas I used a double layer of cotton batting thinking it would give it more body. Yup, enough body to make it collapse inward. But it does mean that there's lots of room for both Stella AND Sam!
And I know you're wondering.... I've already got the fabric pulled for a wee quilt to keep Stella and Sam warm. There's Kona Creamsicle, Highlight, Pool, and White. More on that another day!
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